Samantha brings a wealth of experience to the Bar having practised as a solicitor in family law for 19 years, including within a specialist family law firm in London, before returning to the South Coast of England in January 2011.
Samantha specialises in all areas of family law including divorce proceedings, dissolution of civil partnerships, resolving disputes over children - both private and public. She is particularly renowned for her considerable expertise in financial disputes after separation and divorce.
Samantha has dealt with all aspects of family law over the years from initial client meetings to final hearings. This lends her family practice at the Bar a real advantage and understanding of the needs of the lay client and solicitor.
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Sam's specific interest and expertise is in financial work. Her background forms her pragmatic approach and she brings a wealth of experience in areas of family finance, particularly in high conflict cases involving every range of assets from needs based to High Net Worth (HNW) individuals.
Sam offers exceptional client care skills and guidance.
Her cases regularly involve issues such as:
- Foreign assets
- Complex company arrangements.
Private Law Children, Injunction and Domestic Abuse
Sam has considerable experience dealing with matters involving issues such as:
- Specific Issue hearings
- Implacable Hostility
- Schedule 1
Public Law: Care and adoption
Sam undertakes most areas of work in this field.
- BSc (Hons) Politics
- MA Law
- Family Law Bar Association
- Gray's Inn
- Western Circuit